|Artist||John Finlayson after Francis Cotes|
|Published||Published May 29th, 1772 & Sold by J. Finlayson Orange Steet Leicester Fields.|
|Dimensions||Image 452 x 352 mm, Plate  x 352 mm, Sheet 493 x 355 mm|
A large half length portrait of Maria Lady Broughton, directed to the left, her right arm bent and resting on a slab, her head resting on her right hand, wearing a soft turban on her head, a part of it draped over her right shoulder, a low cut dress tied at the waist, a jewel pins up her right sleeve.
Lady Maria (nee Wicker) Broughton (-1785) was the daughter of John Wicker of Horsham, Sussex and wife of Rev. Sir Thomas Brought, Baronet.
John Finlayson (c. 1730- c. 1776) British mezzotinter based in London with known prints dating between 1765-1773. After his death Finlayson's plates were purchased by Boydell.
Francis Cotes (1726 - 1770) was a British portrait painter who was born, lived, and worked London. He was the elder brother of miniaturist Samuel Cotes. Francis apprenticed to George Knapton in early 1740s. He was one of the pioneers of English pastel painting. Cotes was also a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768.
O'Donoghue 1, Chaloner Smith 2, Lennox Boyd ii/ii
Condition: Good impression, trimmed through the plate and part of the inscription along the bottom of the sheet, some light surface rubbing and a some repaired surface scuffing in the figure's chest area.